1998 Gibson Les Paul Standard Wine Red ID-6870
1998 Gibson Les Paul Standard Wine Red
This 1998 Gibson Les Paul Standard is in good condition with some scratches, dents or dings as expected from a 1998 instrument. It has no fretwear and includes original Gibson Hardshell Case.
The all-time favorite Gibson model, the Les Paul Standard is recognized the world over as an icon for rock and roll. As Gibson’s first solidbody electric guitar, the Les Paul Model made a lasting impression when it debuted in 1952, and it continues to shape the sounds of popular music.
Ever since PAF humbuckers met flamed-maple top in 1958, the Les Paul Standard has been revered among players for its unparalleled heights of tone and playability, as well as its sultry looks. The guitar took on iconic status in the hands of players such as Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff, Slash, Zakk Wylde, and countless others. Now the Les Paul Standard from Gibson USA kicks the legend into a whole new dimension however, otherwise still embodies everything that made the “standard” legendary.
Two of Gibson’s most accurate PAF reproductions are routed through standard switching, and just like the gorgeous Les Paul Standards of 1958-60, the Les Paul Standard achieves all this while looking fantastic.
The Les Paul Standard is crafted with all the classic ingredients that helped make this model a legend over the past 54 years. A carved maple top contributes clarity and sustain, while a mahogany body adds depth and richness and new modern weight relief enhances resonance and reduces weight. A solid one-piece, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint, and carved in the popular asymmetrical SlimTaper™ profile that first helped make Les Pauls the fastest players on earth back in 1960.
- Serial: 90768358
- Top Wood: Carved AA maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Year: 1998
- Inlays: Pearl trapezoid
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic
- Tuners: Gold Grover Kidney Buttons
- Body Binding: Single-Ply Creme
- Fretboard Binding: Single-Ply Creme
- Pickguard: Cream
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: Gibson Logo
- Neck Profile: '50's Rounded or '60's slim taper4
- Body Depth: 2"
- Lower Bout Width: 12 3/4"
- Body Length: 17 1/4"
- Pickup(s): 490R Humbucker in the neck position and a 498T Humbucker in bridge position
- Pickup Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch5
- Case: Original Gibson USA Hardshell Case